Who we are
Below is a list of all CHIRP permanent staff.
Much of my career has been spent as a pilot flying Phantoms and Tornados in the Royal Air Force.
My career highlights included commanding No 617 Squadron – The Dambusters – and commanding Royal Air Force Marham. Military careers include a variety of ground appointments and my final job in the Service was Director of Aviation Regulation & Safety; there my responsibilities included receiving confidential safety reports in a role similar to that of CHIRP.
Deputy Director (Engineering)
I have worked mainly in the Aviation Engineering and MRO industry, with over 40 years’ experience from Apprentice Technician to General Manager/Director level, holding a number of Accountable Manger positions.
Most recently I have been working as an Independent Consultant and Interim Manager in various UK and overseas locations. During this period I have also spent time as a lecturer on Aircraft Maintenance at City University London as well holding the position of Director of Flybe Aviation Services.
Prior to my Consultancy/Interim management work I held a number of positions with BA including, GM BAMC, GM BAAE, Chief Engineer Brymon Airways, and Head of Production BA CitiExpress.
Captain John Rose MNM, ExC, LLM, FNI
John’s experience in the Shipping and Maritime industries spans over 40 years. His seagoing career was with Shell, subsequently qualifying as Extra Master Mariner. Whilst serving as Harbour Master at Yarmouth Isle of Wight, he obtained a Masters of Laws degree in Law at Southampton University as an external student. He then returned to Shell where he reached the position of General Manager, including a five year assignment in Houston. On leaving Shell he set up his own consultancy. His work in this has included advising shipping companies on improving their safety management systems. John is a Fellow of the Nautical Institute and a Younger Brother of Trinity House. in 2015 John was awarded the Merchant Navy Medal for services to the Trinity House Yeomen Scheme and to the detection of hazardous incidents at sea.
Administration & Cabin Crew Programme Manager
Stephanie joined in May 2012 after working for an airline for the previous 8 years. She started her career in aviation in 2004 working for bmi British Midland International as a Customer Service Agent based at London Heathrow. After 3 years she moved to the Flight Training Department, based in the Training Centre in West Drayton working as the Flight Training Administrator organising the cabin crew and flight crew training.
Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, her principal responsibilities are to ensure the smooth running and administration of the CHIRP Office along with the analysis and administration of the CHIRP Cabin Crew Reporting Programme.
Captain Ian Shields
Captain Ian Shields joined Shell Tankers (UK) Ltd in 1974, progressing through the ranks to Chief Officer and gaining experience in Oil Tankers, LNG, Chemical Tankers and Bulk Carriers en route. Ian spent a three year period ashore as Operations Superintendent in the early 1990’s, this being particularly focussed on the Company’s VLCC fleet, thence returned to sea, and was promoted to Master in 1997.
Ian spent a five year period from 2004 Training and Auditing on all current HSSE Industry issues within the Shell Fleet before coming ashore in 2009. In 2010 he worked in Dubai alongside the Royal Navy, where he was the first Merchant Navy Liaison Officer to the UKMTO.
Ian held the role of Technical Security Advisor in OCIMF for two years from February 2011 and in June 2013 changed focus to the Nautical Advisor role within the OCIMF Secretariat. Ian works as an independent maritime consultant from January 2016
Captain Alan Loynd FNI FITA MCIArb BA(Hons)
Maritime Advisor (Hong Kong)
After serving with the RFA, Alan joined the Swire Group and sailed with China Navigation and Swire Pacific Offshore. He then joined HK Salvage & Towage, where he spent 20 years as mariner, salvor and manager before founding his own consultancy in 2007. He is a founder member of the International Tugmasters Association, and served as Chairman from 2012 to 2015.